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Jerry Arthur Thrasher, American library director. Recipient Roll of Honor award Freedom to Read Foundation, New Orleans, 1993.


Thrasher, Jerry Arthur was born on October 3, 1942 in Fairfield, Alabama, United States. Son of Arthur E. and Elizabeth M. Thrasher.


Bachelor, University Alabama, 1969. Medical Science Liaison Society, Florida State University, 1970.


Circulation library, R.W. Woodruff Library., Emory University, Atlanta, 1970-1972; library, City Island Library., Daytona Beach, Florida, 1972-1974; director, Haywood County Public Library., Waynesville, North Carolina, 1975-1977; associate director, Forsyth County Public Library., Winston Salem, North Carolina, 1977-1979; director, Cumberland County Public Library. and Information Center, Fayetteville, North Carolina, since 1980. Director North Carolina Library. Association, 1984-1985.

Member Governor's Confs. on Library. and Info.Svcs. for North Carolina, 1990-1991. Member public library advising committee Online Computer Library. Center, 1991-1993.


Advisory board cape Fear Botanical Gradens, 1990-1992. Chairman WFSS-FM, Public Broadcasting Service, Fayetteville (North Carolina) State University, 1990-1991. Director-at-large Public Library.

Association Board, since 1995. Vice president United Way Cumberland County, 1991. President Terry Sanford High School Parent-Teachers Association, 1991-1993.

Board directors Southeastern Library. Network, since 1996. With United States Army, 1961-1964. Member American Library Association, North Carolina Public Library.

Directors Association (Library. Director of Year 1989, president 1984), North Carolina State Library. Communications, North Carolina Information Highway Library.

Committee, Information Futures Institute, Fayetteville (North Carolina) Kiwanis Club (president 1993-1994).


Married Alice Wilson, December 1, 1967. Children: Alexander, Andrew.

Arthur E.

Elizabeth M. Thrasher

Alice Wilson

Andrew Thrasher

Alexander Thrasher